Weather Forecast

Tabitha Belmonte with daughter Emma

Otter Tail County jury rejects family's claims in wrongful death suit after murder-suicide

Email News Alerts

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – An Otter Tail County jury has rejected a family’s claims in a wrongful death suit filed after a murder-suicide three years ago.


In March 2011, Tabitha Belmonte, 16, was shot and killed at the Cox family’s Amor home by Dylan Cox, 17, who then turned the gun on himself.

Belmonte’s mother, Bobbi Teeple of Dent, and eight other family members had asked for a total of $5 million from the Cox family. Each plaintiff sought more than $50,000.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.